The Friends of McMillan Park shared this note today:
On Wednesday, August 21, Friends of McMillan Park filed a request for an injunction with the D.C. Court of Appeals seeking to stop demolition activity at the site and questioning the issuance of a demolition permit for the proposed development project, as noted in earlier email. Construction equipment was first observed on the site on Friday, August 16th, but the nature of the work was unclear, and no demolition permit was found. The demolition permit was discovered on Saturday, August 17th (DCRA posts such permits at 3am the day after a permit is issued). FOMP immediately started working on the materials and facts necessary for an injunction request, which is not at all simple with several procedural steps required.
That injunction request has now been filed and FOMP is waiting to see the response from the D.C. Court of Appeals. The request was for immediate injunctive relief, but FOMP has no knowledge of when the court will respond or of course what the court's response will say.
Today, Wednesday, there was some activity noticed on the site, apparently the delivery of jersey barriers to the south service court, but no further information available on all that. But apparently the activity visible is preparatory to demolition work, not demolition itself, thus the urgency and timeliness of this injunction request.